Release Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

A conversation with Mary Larkin: The Importance of Inclusion

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:00pm
ASCC Building L; Berry Auditorium
Mary Larkin sitting outdoors on a sunny day

Henry Ford College is thrilled to welcome Mary Larkin back to our campus. Mary is a consultant for diversity and inclusion at Trinity Health. She is an adjunct faculty member and former Program Coordinator for the LGBT Resource Center at Eastern Michigan University.

Larkin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this lecture. She is the former program coordinator for the LGBT Resource Center at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. She is also a favorite speaker at many colleges and organizations, including Albion College, Oakland Community College, Ypsilanti Community Schools, and the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA). Her goal is to ensure that ALL students feel safe, welcome, and supported.

Her discussion will focus on ways we all can work to improve equity and inclusion on our campus. She provides real life experiences that are both relatable and powerful. Her insight into how we can all strengthen the culture and climate at HFC led, in part, to the creation of our student organization, Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA).

We want all students to feel welcomed and included on our campuses and in our community. We know that our LGBTQ+ students students can feel misunderstood, marginalized, and sometimes invisible. Mary explores how this exclusion can impact students, and why it is everyone’s responsibility to create welcoming and inclusive spaces in which all can learn and grow.

If you want to have gain a greater understanding of equity, inclusion, and empathy, you are encouraged to join us. All are welcome, but seating is limited to 50. We strongly encourage you all to arrive early.

A Conversation with Mary Larkin: The Importance of Inclusion

Date: April 17th, 2019

Time: 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Location: ASCC Building L; Berry Auditorium

Questions? Contact Beth Preston at